Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Job 13


Berry Girl said...

"Will you contend for God?" v8 - are you wise enough to argue in God's defense? You may misrepresent Him, and in doing so bring about His chastening.

Prairie Chick said...

"I wish you would just stop talking, then you would really be wise." v5

Made me think of the Ecclesiastes quote of their being a "time for everything. A time to speak and a time to refrain from speaking.

"Even if God kills me I have hope in Him." v15

This is profound. To have this kind of faith and trust should be the heart's cry of every believer.

Elisa said...

Even if God kills me,I'll still put my hope in Him.I'll argue my case in front of Him. vs-15

Even if you need to die for Jesus it is worth it because you will go to heaven.

Shailey said...

"Be careful that God doesn't find out what you are doing!Or do you think you can fool him as easily as you fool people?"vs 9

God can see everything you do and knows everything you think of,so if you have done something wrong ask God to forgive you and he will.

Chris said...

Though he slay me, yet will I hope in Him. vs 15 - rings so poetic in the NIV.

I find it interesting that Job attributes his current state to God punishing him for the sins of his youth (vs26) He already knows that he has been living a righteous life, so he's hunting down some explanation for what has happened to him. Have I got that right?

Berry Girl said...

yep, I think that's right Chris. I also found it interesting that he's asking "how many are my iniquities and sins" - my Bible comments say he wanted to know so that "he could determine if his measure of suffering matched the severity of his sin, and then he could repent of sin he was unaware of".
I know I've felt like that before.

Prairie Chick said...

it's so human isn't it? to want to have a logical answer and explanation for everything. and yet "our" logic is not God's logic. His ways are so much higher than our ways and sometimes we just won't get the big picture, and that's why that part about "though he slays me, yet will I hope in Him" is so key.